Passaic County NJ Drug Distribution to Persons Under 18 Lawyer
Drug Charges Defense Attorney in Paterson, New Jersey
Being charged with a drug crime, such as distribution to persons under age 18, can have serious consequences, including hefty fines and a term of incarceration. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Experienced criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with a plethora of criminal offenses, including possession of prohibited weapons and devices, manslaughter, and witness tampering in Wayne, Clifton, Totowa, Haledon, Paterson, and Passaic County.
She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) as well as Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup, is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General, who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.
Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the state’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact her anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Distribution to Persons Under Age 18 in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-8
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-8 sets forth:
Upon the application of the prosecuting attorney, any person being at least 18 years of age who has been convicted for violating subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:35-5 or section 1 of P.L. 1987, c. 101 (C. 2C:35-7) by distributing a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog to a pregnant female or a person 17 years of age or younger shall, except as provided in except as provided in N.J.S.2C:35-12, be subject to twice the term of imprisonment, fine and penalty, including twice the term of parole ineligibility, if any, authorized or required to be imposed by subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:35-5 or section 1 of P.L. 1987, c. 101 (C. 2C:35-7) or any other provision of this title. In addition, the presumption of non-imprisonment for certain offenders set forth in subsection e. of N.J.S.2C:44-1 shall not apply to any person subject to enhanced punishment pursuant to this section.
The court shall not impose more than one enhanced sentence pursuant to this section. If the defendant is convicted of more than one offense which is otherwise subject to enhanced punishment pursuant to this section, the court shall impose enhanced punishment based upon the most serious such offense for which the defendant was convicted or, where applicable, the offense which mandates the longest term of parole ineligibility.
Contact a Totowa NJ Drug Charges Attorney Today
If you are facing charges for Distribution to Persons Under Age 18, there are serious consequences associated with a conviction, including hefty fines and exposure to jail time. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights. Criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup can help. Contact her anytime to discuss your case.